Lactogenic Immunity in the Sow: A Practical Approach
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AUTHOR: Lorenzo José Fraile Sauce.
FORMAT: 17 x 24 cm.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 144.
NUMBER OF IMAGES: 80.
In this book on the role of passive immunity in swine medicine, the author presents, in a
visual and practical manner, the most important aspects a veterinary clinician should take
into account to design preventive health programmes focused on optimising the transfer
of passive immunity from sows to piglets. After a review of the current knowledge on
immunology and of the basic concepts of vaccination, this book describes the different
immunisation programmes used in sows and provides valuable information about the
practical aspects to ensure immune protection of piglets during the first weeks of life.
This book was designed to be used as a reference tool for the reader. The content is structured
in a way that will enable swine practitioners to review the basic concepts of immunology
and vaccination and know the critical points to ensure a good transfer of passive
immunity from sows to piglets. This in turn will allow them to carry out a self-assessment
of their work in this field so as to optimise piglet survival on pig farms.
Table of contents
Basic immunological concepts
Adaptive (acquired) immunity
Dynamics of the immune response
Relative importance of cellular and humoral immunity in effective protection
2. General principles of vaccines and vaccination
Methods of active artificial immunisation
Practical vaccine application
Adverse reactions to vaccines
3. Transfer of passive immunity to the piglet
Passive immunity and its role in the piglet
Colostrum, transient milk and mature milk
The role of colostrum in newborn piglet survival
Transfer of humoral and cellular immunity
Strategy for improving the transfer of passive immunity
Interference with active immunity by passive immunity
Interference with the development of humoral immunity
Interference with the development of cellular immunity
Strategies to overcome maternal immunity and develop effective active immunity in the newborn
4. Prevention programmes in pigs
Bacterial diseases: sow vaccination programmes
Vaccination against exotoxin–producing bacteria
Vaccination against extracellular bacteria
Viral diseases: sow vaccination programmes
Vaccination against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Vaccination against porcine circovirus disease
Vaccination against parvovirus infection
Vaccination against swine influenza
5. Practical aspects of the transfer of passive immunity to the piglet
Management of colostrum consumption1
Factors related to quality
Factors related to quantity
Measuring the transfer of passive immunity
Lorenzo José Fraile Sauce
Degree in Veterinary Medicine (1992) and Doctor of Veterinary Pharmacology in 1996, both
from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, then specialist pig vet for Cargill España S.A. and
Picber S.A. until 2004.
Researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA; Centre for Animal
Health Research) from 2004 to 2010, where he was head of the Department of Epidemiology,
Disease Control and Clinical Trials. Collaborator with the European Medicines
Agency from 2005 to 2007, assessing veterinary medicines submitted for registration in
Europe through his work on the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use
(CVMP). Member of the Scientific Advice Group on Antimicrobials, which provides scientific
advice on all aspects of the use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine to CVMP,
from 2006 to 2007.
Adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Pharmacology at the University of Lleida since
2010, and involved in teaching the Masters Degree in Swine Production and Health
offered by the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Lleida and the University
of Zaragoza. His current fields of scientific interest are epidemiology, immunology
and clinical pharmacology, and his research aims to optimise preventative medicine
programmes in pigs. He is the author of over 80 articles published in international
scientific journals and 130 papers presented at national and international conferences.
Finally, he has been a speaker at many veterinary conventions.